Category: Digital

  • AstroNova acquires Mtex NS

    AstroNova acquires Mtex NS

    The Portuguese company Mtex NS, which has developed a number of cost effective inkjet printers, has been acquired by the AstroNova group to form part of its Product Identification portfolio.

  • Xerox kills off iGen

    Xerox kills off iGen

    Xerox has released its figures from its first quarter of the current financial year, alongside a plan to streamline its products which includes discontinuing the iconic iGen line of production presses.

  • News Digest…January 2024

    News Digest…January 2024

    Say goodbye to January, we’ve made it through the worst of the winter and none of our so-called leaders have yet managed to start World War III though not for want of trying.

  • Xerox reinvents itself. Again

    Xerox reinvents itself. Again

    Xerox has announced a restructuring plan that involves cutting back 15 percent of its workforce as well as streamlining the business divisions and some changes to the senior management. 

  • Muller Martini acquires Hunkeler (Updated)

    Muller Martini acquires Hunkeler (Updated)

    Müller Martini Holding AG has acquired all of the shares of the Hunkeler Group, including those held by the Hunkeler family and Crédit Mutuel Equity. (I’ve added an update to the end of this story.)

  • JITF part 2: Inks and applications

    JITF part 2: Inks and applications

    Earlier this week I wrote about the Japan Inkjet Technology Fair and its efforts to foster a community spirit amongst the many inkjet professionals in Japan. This vision also includes a desire to work with international partners, including the Drupa team at Messe Dusseldorf, with next year’s Drupa show likely to dominate the print calendar…

  • JITF part 1: Building a community

    JITF part 1: Building a community

    Recently I returned to Japan to cover the second outing of the Japan Inkjet Technology Fair, having written about last year’s inaugural event. It’s a small, tightly focussed show that offers a unique perspective on the Japanese inkjet industry, as well as a chance to catch up with old friends.

  • Ricoh introduces VC80000

    Ricoh introduces VC80000

    Ricoh has announced a new continuous feed single pass inkjet printer, the Pro VC80000, which is targeted at the commercial print, direct mail and books markets. 

  • Kodak sells first P7000 and releases Q3 figures

    Kodak sells first P7000 and releases Q3 figures

    Kodak has revealed Mercury Print Productions, based in Rochester in New York, USA, as the first customer for its Prosper 7000 single pass inkjet press. This is currently the fastest inkjet press, running at up to 410mpm and producing up to 239 million A4 pages in a month. 

  • Actega shows faster EcoLeaf

    Actega shows faster EcoLeaf

    Actega has demonstrated its EcoLeaf unit running at production speeds. EcoLeaf, which can be installed inline on a printing line or on a finishing line, can be used to create both over and under print effects. 

  • Agfa readies SpeedSet packaging press

    Agfa readies SpeedSet packaging press

    Inca Digital, which was one of the early pioneers of large format UV flatbed printers, has been quietly developing a single pass inkjet printer for the packaging market, the SpeedSet. I’ve written about this previously but now that the press is nearing its launch I’ve been to see it at Inca’s base in Cambridge, UK.

  • Ricoh launches C9500 production printer

    Ricoh launches C9500 production printer

    Ricoh has announced a new production printer, the Pro C9500, which is an improved version of its existing C9200 laser printer, albeit with the same 2400 x 4800 dpi VCSEL print engine and PXP toner, and the same basic specifications.